The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) has confirmed that a suspect is now in custody after a shooting incident that took place on Thursday afternoon. Authorities were called to the 3900 block of South Jones Boulevard in the west valley area, where multiple people had been shot. The incident occurred near the intersection of Jones Boulevard and Flamingo Road.
According to Lt. Jason Johansson of the LVMPD, officers from the Spring Valley Area Command initially responded to a report of a shooting at the location. Upon arrival, they discovered three individuals with gunshot wounds inside one of the residences. Tragically, one of the victims, a woman in her 30s, died from her injuries.
The preliminary investigation conducted by the police revealed that the deceased woman and her estranged ex-husband had been involved in a dispute. The ex-husband arrived at the apartment complex and began forcibly banging on the door. He proceeded to open fire, gaining entry into the residence, where he continued to shoot several family members.
However, the suspect managed to flee the scene before law enforcement officers could arrive. Fortunately, the police were able to obtain information about the suspect’s residence, located on Spring Mountain and Torrey Pines, and proceeded to investigate it. When they arrived, they discovered that the suspect’s white truck was no longer present.
Shortly after, the suspect drove to the LVMPD Headquarters and unexpectedly approached the police. Thanks to the description of the suspect and his vehicle, the authorities were quick to make contact with him. He was subsequently taken into custody, though not without sustaining lacerations to his back, for which he received medical treatment.
The LVMPD clarified that the incident did not constitute an active shooter situation. The investigation is ongoing, and the police are urging anyone with further information to come forward. Please stay tuned to ktnv.com for the latest updates on this developing story.
- Q: How many people were shot during the incident?
- A: Three individuals were shot.
- Q: Was the suspect apprehended?
- A: Yes, the suspect is now in custody.
- Q: What was the motive for the shooting?
- A: The preliminary investigation suggests that the incident stemmed from a dispute between the deceased woman and her estranged ex-husband.
- Q: Were any children harmed during the shooting?
- A: Fortunately, a 14-year-old girl sustained a laceration to her hand but received treatment at the scene. A 2-year-old was present but unharmed.